The BLADE Framework: The MITRE ATT&CK-style Framework for Bot Attacks

Tuesday, March 28th 2023 16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET

About this event

Just as security professionals rely on MITRE ATT&CK to help them understand technical vulnerabilities, the BLADE Framework® is a vital learning tool in the battle against bot attacks like credential stuffing, scraping and scalping.

The BLADE Framework is an open-source educational resource describing a wide range of malicious bot tactics and techniques, developed by the Netacea threat research team with contributions from experts at organizations including Adidas and OVO Energy.

If you’re not already using BLADE, this webinar offers the chance to hear from a core contributor to the project. Cyril Noel-Tagoe explains how businesses can use BLADE to categorize and shut down bot attacks, whilst one of Netacea’s bot experts uses real data to demonstrate how our clients benefit from using the framework to understand bot threats they face daily.

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Meet our speakers

  • Cyril Noel-Tagoe, Principal Security Researcher

    Cyril Noel-Tagoe is an experienced information security professional and Principal Security Researcher at Netacea. He spends his time researching, speaking and writing about malicious bots and other cyber security topics. He comes from a consulting background, having advised financial services organizations on a range of technical and non-technical cyber security domains in a previous life.

  • Paulina Cakalli, Lead Data Analyst

    Paulina works closely with Netacea’s data science and threat research teams to develop new models for detecting anomalous web traffic, combining this with machine learning to produce recommendations for clients. She is a rising star in the world of data science, encouraging other women to enter STEM careers via various speaking opportunities internationally. Paulina co-founded BSides Tirana, an international security conference.


  • What we'll cover:

    • An introduction to the BLADE Framework; a MITRE ATT&CK-style framework for bots
    • A data analysis of a real scalper bot attack, demonstrating the value of the BLADE Framework
    • How we apply the BLADE Framework to a simulated credential stuffing attack, executed in real time
    • How Netacea’s bot experts use the BLADE Framework to protect customers from automated threats